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Dell Rugged media and analyst invitational September 2016 in Austin, Texas

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What really makes a mobile device screen readable outdoors.
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Michael Dell's keynote at Dell World 2013
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Why Dell Rugged?
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How tough are Dell rugged notebooks (humorous)?
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Catastrophic Planning and Management Institute
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Dell Rugged Computing For Extreme Conditions

Computing solutions deployed in harsh environments require the highest degree of durability. Because these devices run mission-critical applications, failure can lead to costly downtime or jeopardize an important mission.

With Dell Rugged computing solutions, you can get military-grade durability and reliability with the business level of support and manageability that you've come to expect from Dell. No matter where your job takes you, Dell Rugged computing solutions can handle your demanding work environment with:

  • Protection from the hazards of your workplace
  • Bright, sunlight-readable displays with optional resistive touch
  • Wireless and mobile broadband options for connectivity anywhere
  • Optional in-vehicle docking and ecosystem solutions
  • A business level of manageability, security and support
Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme

When you want the next step in rugged laptops for your tough work environment, the Intel Haswell powered Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme notebook offers strong performance and reliable data protection in a design that's built to withstand the most challenging environments. Rugged technologies such as aluminum alloy chassis material, IP65 ingress protection and sophisticated thermal management offer protection against accidental drops, water, dust, and extreme temperatures and help make the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme suitable for virtually any working environment. Additionally, the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme has been independently tested to MIL-STD-810G, IP-65, MIL-STD-461F and UL1604 standards.

Dell Latitude 14 Rugged

The Intel Haswell powered Latitude 14 Rugged notebook is for those who want a Dell laptop that can go where standard notebook usually don't, but don't need the maximum protection Dell's Rugged Extreme models offer. The Latitude 14 Rugged comes with all of the latest connection options and supports integrated legacy ports such as serial and PCMCIA so nothing stands between you and your work. With best-in-class rugged performance and proven enterprise-class security and manageability, the Latitude 14 Rugged notebook powered by Intel enables you to push your limits and deliver in almost any harsh environment.

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme

When your tough work environment requires both a notebook and a tablet computer, the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook offers the best of both worlds in a ultra-rugged design with a unique flip-hinge. The machine presents strong Intel Haswell performance and reliable data protection in a design that's built to withstand the most challenging environments. Rugged technologies such as aluminum alloy chassis material, IP65 ingress protection and sophisticated thermal management offer protection against accidental drops, water, dust, and extreme temperatures and help make the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme suitable for virtually any working environment.

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet

Building on the performance and features of their their existing Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook, Dell created the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. In essence, Dell condensed the guts of their convertible into a pure tablet form factor, retaining the same 11.6-inch display size and much of the functionality, but paring 40% of the weight and updating underlying technologies in the process. Offering capacitive multi-touch, the Latiude 12 Rugged Tablet is also "glove-capable," which is important as field work often requires the wearing of gloves and it's impractical to take them off every time the tablet is used.

Older Dell Rugged reviews:

Dell Rugged News
Dell releases updated rugged tablet: state-of-the-art, lighter, sharper, more secure, and much faster
Talk about timing. A mere couple of weeks after we published our long term review of Dell's original Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet, Dell released its successor, the Latitude Rugged Extreme Tablet. The new model is much more powerful than the original and yet can last considerably longer between charges thanks to higher capacity batteries. Its considerably sharper display will be well received, as will be the addition of a USB Type C port, and the noticeably lighter weight. The new kickstand makes the tablet an even better 2-in-1 solution. [See Dell press release and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Dell 7212 Rugged Extreme tablet] -- Posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by chb

Long term review: Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Dell has relatively quietly established itself as a major provider of rugged laptops, convertibles and tablets. RuggedPCReview has had the opportunity to have a Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet in the office and for everyday use on the desk, on the road, and in the field. The tough Dell tablet turned out to be a pleasant, competent and totally trouble-free companion and productivity tool. [See long-term test and review of the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet] -- Posted Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by chb

Dell Rugged to face extreme test in Clipper Round the World yacht race
Clipper Round the World announced that Dell Rugged laptops and tablets will equip this year contestants in Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, one of the toughest endurance races through the most inhospitable corners of the globe. Dellís Latitude Rugged devices will be fitted to each of the Clipper Raceís twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts. Crew members will rely on the machines for navigation, communicating to home base, and recording their journey. A special feature is how the devices are specially equipped to handle the extreme heat, cold condensation, shock, and salt water erosion they will experience in their 11 month race. [See Clipper Round the World press release] -- Posted Friday, July 21, 2017 by chb

Updated: Dell Latitude 14 Rugged
Dell is known for quickly and nimbly making available the very latest technology to its customers around the globe. Dell Rugged, however, knows that consistency, continuity and compatibility is what matters most to their markets. So instead of frequently replacing their rugged and semi-rugged laptops and tablets with new ones, Dell Rugged quietly keeps their true and tested lineup up-to-date. No wonder their market share in the rugged space has been growing. [See updated description, analysis and specs of Dell's full-size Latitude 14 Rugged] -- Posted Saturday, July 8, 2017 by chb

A couple of days at Dell Rugged in Austin, Texas
Dell is best known as one of the world's top-three PC vendors, shipping tens of millions every year. What is less well known is that Dell also makes rugged laptops, convertibles and tablets, those being the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme and Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme, the Latitude 14 Rugged, and the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. RuggedPCReview had the chance to visit Dell's testing grounds, Global Command Center, and the Dell Rugged labs. [See illustrated report on Dell Rugged] -- Posted Monday, September 26, 2016 by chb

Dell to include NEXT area fingerprint sensor in rugged notebooks and tablets
NEXT Biometrics announced that Dell has implemented NEXT fingerprint sensors in a range of their 2016 commercial and ruggedized market notebook and tablet products. Research shows that size is key to fingerprint sensor system performance, and NEXT's active thermal principle area fingerprint sensors are a cost-effective solution. -- Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by chb

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